Counselling in Sutton Coldfield

Photo of Karlie Lam, Psychotherapist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Karlie Lam
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B72  (Online Only)
I completed my first degree in the UK and returned to Hong Kong for further study. I grained my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in USA. Moved to the UK three years ago to continue my practice. I believe clients know the best of their own situation, as a therapist, my responsibility is provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for them to look for the solutions or see things in different prospective, by accompanying and encouraging them when they needed it.
I completed my first degree in the UK and returned to Hong Kong for further study. I grained my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in USA. Moved to the UK three years ago to continue my practice. I believe clients know the best of their own situation, as a therapist, my responsibility is provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for them to look for the solutions or see things in different prospective, by accompanying and encouraging them when they needed it.
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Victoria Moore
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B74
I specialise in Humanistic Integrative psychotherapy and counselling, providing compassionate support for individuals and couples seeking emotional support, well-being and personal growth. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or unresolved trauma, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I aim to empower you to uncover your inner strengths, gain self-awareness, and develop practical strategies to navigate life's hurdles with resilience and get to wherever you wish to be.
I specialise in Humanistic Integrative psychotherapy and counselling, providing compassionate support for individuals and couples seeking emotional support, well-being and personal growth. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or unresolved trauma, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I aim to empower you to uncover your inner strengths, gain self-awareness, and develop practical strategies to navigate life's hurdles with resilience and get to wherever you wish to be.
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Wendy Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B73
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the moment? Having counselling can often enable people to live fuller lives and let go of the past.I am an Accredited Counsellor with 15 years experience offering a safe space for counselling so that you to talk in confidence about your experiences and concerns, enabling you in time to move forward in your life
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the moment? Having counselling can often enable people to live fuller lives and let go of the past.I am an Accredited Counsellor with 15 years experience offering a safe space for counselling so that you to talk in confidence about your experiences and concerns, enabling you in time to move forward in your life
0121 817 7536 View 0121 817 7536
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Dannielle Simon
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B73  (Online Only)
I am a personable and experienced Psychotherapist dedicated to working with people experiencing a range of psychological difficulties including & not limited to anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain difficulties, stress and low self-esteem . I am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) & have experience working with people from all walks of life, experiences and challenges. I use a range of modalities to ensure I offer a varied therapeutic approach based on your varying needs.
I am a personable and experienced Psychotherapist dedicated to working with people experiencing a range of psychological difficulties including & not limited to anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain difficulties, stress and low self-esteem . I am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) & have experience working with people from all walks of life, experiences and challenges. I use a range of modalities to ensure I offer a varied therapeutic approach based on your varying needs.
0121 661 7909 View 0121 661 7909
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Theresa Dubicka-Keen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B75
Providing psychotherapy is my passion and I cover a wide range of issues namely- All Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.
Providing psychotherapy is my passion and I cover a wide range of issues namely- All Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.
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Minds Matter
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B72  (Online Only)
I am able to work with children, teenagers and parents and adults so my range is extensive. I can offer both short term and long term therapy. Sessions are weekly and will take place online via a platform that we will agree upon after an initial consultation. We will then review the work as we proceed to monitor progress.
I am able to work with children, teenagers and parents and adults so my range is extensive. I can offer both short term and long term therapy. Sessions are weekly and will take place online via a platform that we will agree upon after an initial consultation. We will then review the work as we proceed to monitor progress.
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Liz Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
At times life can be challenging and can sometimes feel overwhelming. Finding yourself looking at counsellors it seems you have already made the decision that things need to change. I understand how difficult this first step can be and the courage needed to take the plunge to make that call and ask for help. I can offer you a warm and caring space where you will be supported whilst you start to look at the issues that are troubling you and together we can unravel the emotions and confusion that is holding you back from living a happy and fulfilled life.
At times life can be challenging and can sometimes feel overwhelming. Finding yourself looking at counsellors it seems you have already made the decision that things need to change. I understand how difficult this first step can be and the courage needed to take the plunge to make that call and ask for help. I can offer you a warm and caring space where you will be supported whilst you start to look at the issues that are troubling you and together we can unravel the emotions and confusion that is holding you back from living a happy and fulfilled life.
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One 2 One You matter
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B76
I am a registered Paediatric Nurse (RSCN / NMC) and Registered school nurse (SCPHN/ NMC) and registered CBT Therapist (BABCP) as well as additional skills in coaching. I have worked for over 20 years with young people and adults in Health, Social Care and Education. I have worked across urban and rural areas in culturally diverse communities. I have worked with young people and adults who have experienced adverse environments affecting child development and functioning as an adult. I am supportive, compassionate and empathetic, for the times in your live that you need guidance, as "YOU MATTER". Listening to your holistic needs.
I am a registered Paediatric Nurse (RSCN / NMC) and Registered school nurse (SCPHN/ NMC) and registered CBT Therapist (BABCP) as well as additional skills in coaching. I have worked for over 20 years with young people and adults in Health, Social Care and Education. I have worked across urban and rural areas in culturally diverse communities. I have worked with young people and adults who have experienced adverse environments affecting child development and functioning as an adult. I am supportive, compassionate and empathetic, for the times in your live that you need guidance, as "YOU MATTER". Listening to your holistic needs.
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James Walsh
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
Therapy is a journey. We can choose to ignore that part of us that hopes for more in life and in many ways that's the easier option. The therapeutic journey is not easy. It can be extremely painful at times, but it can also help us to live again. Since you are reading this there is part of you that wants change, that wants to live in the way you once imagined. It's not too late. I can't give you the answers you are looking for, you have those. I can help you to connect more to yourself, which might mean working through some painful parts of your story. It won't be easy, but I will stay with you, as long as it takes.
Therapy is a journey. We can choose to ignore that part of us that hopes for more in life and in many ways that's the easier option. The therapeutic journey is not easy. It can be extremely painful at times, but it can also help us to live again. Since you are reading this there is part of you that wants change, that wants to live in the way you once imagined. It's not too late. I can't give you the answers you are looking for, you have those. I can help you to connect more to yourself, which might mean working through some painful parts of your story. It won't be easy, but I will stay with you, as long as it takes.
0121 817 7124 View 0121 817 7124
Photo of Gavin Crisp, Psychotherapist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Gavin Crisp
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B75
Hi, I’m Gav and I’m an accredited Psychological Therapist based in Birmingham. I have 15 years of experience supporting & empowering people to improve their mental health and transform their lives. Ultimately my passion and drive is to support people to rediscover happiness, connection and fulfilment and I can support you to achieve this by a tailored approach to meet your individual needs. I work on the premise of self-development and growth, utilising a combination of evidence-based therapies and tools to help you move forward, feel confident and succeed in every area of your life.
Hi, I’m Gav and I’m an accredited Psychological Therapist based in Birmingham. I have 15 years of experience supporting & empowering people to improve their mental health and transform their lives. Ultimately my passion and drive is to support people to rediscover happiness, connection and fulfilment and I can support you to achieve this by a tailored approach to meet your individual needs. I work on the premise of self-development and growth, utilising a combination of evidence-based therapies and tools to help you move forward, feel confident and succeed in every area of your life.
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Photo of Yvette Brook, Psychotherapist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Yvette Brook
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B75
As a Psychotherapist who works with adults, I offer an honest and compassionate relationship, in which I hold no preconceptions or expectations of you. Through dialogue and exploration, I can support you to find new ways of thinking, feeling, and understanding yourself, which will enable you to manage the challenges you face.
As a Psychotherapist who works with adults, I offer an honest and compassionate relationship, in which I hold no preconceptions or expectations of you. Through dialogue and exploration, I can support you to find new ways of thinking, feeling, and understanding yourself, which will enable you to manage the challenges you face.
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Photo of Shakeera Price, Counsellor in Sutton Coldfield, England
Shakeera Price
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B74
Well done for taking the first step to accessing support and alleviating some of the distress you are feeling. This is very often the hardest step and almost always the most daunting one but I hope that reading my profile encourages you to take the next step and begin your therapeutic journey. I have over 14 years experience in helping adults and young people to overcome anxiety, build self- esteem and confidence, fight depression and low mood and achieve healthy relationships. I specialise in working with people who experience intense or overwhelming emotions that can act as an obstacle to them living the life they want to live.
Well done for taking the first step to accessing support and alleviating some of the distress you are feeling. This is very often the hardest step and almost always the most daunting one but I hope that reading my profile encourages you to take the next step and begin your therapeutic journey. I have over 14 years experience in helping adults and young people to overcome anxiety, build self- esteem and confidence, fight depression and low mood and achieve healthy relationships. I specialise in working with people who experience intense or overwhelming emotions that can act as an obstacle to them living the life they want to live.
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Photo of Olivia Carr, Psychotherapist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Olivia Carr
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B73  (Online Only)
I am a person-centred psychotherapist with over a decade of dedicated work in therapeutic services in the UK and abroad. I offer 50-minute online or telephone appointments. My Therapeutic approach blends person-centred therapy with mindfulness, offering a nurturing space to explore your inner world safely with compassion and authenticity. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, trauma, or seeking deeper fulfilment, I am here to support you with warmth and empathy.
I am a person-centred psychotherapist with over a decade of dedicated work in therapeutic services in the UK and abroad. I offer 50-minute online or telephone appointments. My Therapeutic approach blends person-centred therapy with mindfulness, offering a nurturing space to explore your inner world safely with compassion and authenticity. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, trauma, or seeking deeper fulfilment, I am here to support you with warmth and empathy.
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Sakhi Kaur
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B74
I have years of experience assisting individuals and families in navigating life's complexities and challenges. My areas of expertise include conflict, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Whether you're seeking marriage guidance, dealing with family conflict, or looking for a safe space to lifes challenges and struggles. Look no further.
I have years of experience assisting individuals and families in navigating life's complexities and challenges. My areas of expertise include conflict, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Whether you're seeking marriage guidance, dealing with family conflict, or looking for a safe space to lifes challenges and struggles. Look no further.
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Photo of Jordan Pinnock CBT, Psychotherapist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Jordan Pinnock CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B75  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer something unique and valuable to each of my clients: a supportive, safe, and compassionate space for addressing your mental health needs. I’m passionate about helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I've supported individuals addressing more common challenges such as anxiety and depression, as well as those facing more complex needs, including severe panic attacks, phobias, trauma, and PTSD. I have a particular interest in providing an adaptive approach for people with ASD and/or ADHD comorbidities. Each person's situation is unique, and my approach revolves around personalised support to address your distinct needs
I offer something unique and valuable to each of my clients: a supportive, safe, and compassionate space for addressing your mental health needs. I’m passionate about helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I've supported individuals addressing more common challenges such as anxiety and depression, as well as those facing more complex needs, including severe panic attacks, phobias, trauma, and PTSD. I have a particular interest in providing an adaptive approach for people with ASD and/or ADHD comorbidities. Each person's situation is unique, and my approach revolves around personalised support to address your distinct needs
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Photo of Samantha Bagshaw, Psychotherapist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Samantha Bagshaw
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B75
We all have times in our lives when, for whatever reason, we are struggling on a personal level. No one needs to suffer alone and talking therapy is a tool that you should find to be most beneficial, not only during such difficult times but also to help you move to a happier, more contented place within yourself. By simply sharing our thoughts and feelings with someone who has a open ear and is willing to be there with you on your journey can help greatly. Enabling you to feel heard, understood and also help you tap into your strengths.
We all have times in our lives when, for whatever reason, we are struggling on a personal level. No one needs to suffer alone and talking therapy is a tool that you should find to be most beneficial, not only during such difficult times but also to help you move to a happier, more contented place within yourself. By simply sharing our thoughts and feelings with someone who has a open ear and is willing to be there with you on your journey can help greatly. Enabling you to feel heard, understood and also help you tap into your strengths.
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downdayscounselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
I believe that all therapy is very personal and has to fit with you, therefore my main focus is always you and your journey. This means that I want to provide a safe and accepting environment where we can work together to bring about the changes you want to make. I have had my own counselling journey through the years and know how the counselling experience supported me. So, some years ago I decided to pay it forward. I bring knowledge, expertise and experience from holding a BA Honours degree in Psychology and a Professional diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling practice, all I ask is you bring the person you know best. You.
I believe that all therapy is very personal and has to fit with you, therefore my main focus is always you and your journey. This means that I want to provide a safe and accepting environment where we can work together to bring about the changes you want to make. I have had my own counselling journey through the years and know how the counselling experience supported me. So, some years ago I decided to pay it forward. I bring knowledge, expertise and experience from holding a BA Honours degree in Psychology and a Professional diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling practice, all I ask is you bring the person you know best. You.
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Photo of Dr David King, Psychologist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Dr David King
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B76
Are you tired of being held back by the weight of your past? It's time to take control and rewrite your story. You are reading this as you know there is more potential inside of you. As a seasoned psychologist with over a decade of experience, specialising in anxiety and trauma, I am here to provide the tools and support you need to overcome obstacles.
Are you tired of being held back by the weight of your past? It's time to take control and rewrite your story. You are reading this as you know there is more potential inside of you. As a seasoned psychologist with over a decade of experience, specialising in anxiety and trauma, I am here to provide the tools and support you need to overcome obstacles.
0121 752 2895 View 0121 752 2895
Photo of Samantha Bagshaw, Psychotherapist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Samantha Bagshaw
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
If you're feeling lost in life, unmotivated, confused, stuck, hurt or anything else that holds you back from living a happier, more contented, productive life then therapy may well be for you. If you're ready for change and committed to putting in the work to help me to help you, then let's work together. I enjoy my work immensely and feel it so important that every one of my clients feel heard, respected and valued. I have a relaxed yet professional approach, am open minded, caring and empathetic as well as spiritual. I have many years of experience behind me whilst still being young enough to relate to the younger client.
If you're feeling lost in life, unmotivated, confused, stuck, hurt or anything else that holds you back from living a happier, more contented, productive life then therapy may well be for you. If you're ready for change and committed to putting in the work to help me to help you, then let's work together. I enjoy my work immensely and feel it so important that every one of my clients feel heard, respected and valued. I have a relaxed yet professional approach, am open minded, caring and empathetic as well as spiritual. I have many years of experience behind me whilst still being young enough to relate to the younger client.
0121 661 5489 View 0121 661 5489
Photo of Dr Liam Grisley, Psychologist in Sutton Coldfield, England
Dr Liam Grisley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 across a range of different mental health settings, including both the community and inpatient environments, with a range of different psychological presentations. I have experience of working with individuals from a range of ages and backgrounds. I will aim to help you develop an understanding of the distress which you may be experiencing and look to help you process these difficult thoughts and feelings. Our goal will be to equip you with the tools to help you manage these difficult experiences.
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 across a range of different mental health settings, including both the community and inpatient environments, with a range of different psychological presentations. I have experience of working with individuals from a range of ages and backgrounds. I will aim to help you develop an understanding of the distress which you may be experiencing and look to help you process these difficult thoughts and feelings. Our goal will be to equip you with the tools to help you manage these difficult experiences.
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Number of Counsellors in Sutton Coldfield

60+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Sutton Coldfield who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
64% Bupa
59% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Sutton Coldfield see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sutton Coldfield?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.